Make Your Lake Tahoe Wedding an All-Out Family Reunion

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Share the love with a wedding / family reunion. (Photo courtesy of Theilen Photography)

If the wedding of your dreams would look more like an all-out family reunion, Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises is your wedding venue. Read on and see how a Zephyr Cove shoreline Lake Tahoe wedding doubles as a vacation full of family fun.

Everybody In!

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Coziest cabins you can imagine. (Photo courtesy of Zephyr Cove Resort)

First of all, Zephyr Cove Resort is set up so you and your guests (up to 90 of them) can enjoy Lake Tahoe fun together—for a weekend, a whole week, or longer. Everyone stays close, right on site. And there are plenty of options for every taste. Your comfort-loving kin will appreciate Zephyr Cove’s ultra-cozy cabins and historic lodge rooms. And for the more adventurous of the group, there’s lots of RV and tent camping available.

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Plenty of gorgeous campsites for the more adventurous. (Photo courtesy of Zephyr Cove Resort)

All the Fun Wrapped Into One

Second, before and after the main event, your family and friends will have more to do than they’ll know what to do with. For one, Zephyr Cove Resort has a full-service marina. So, you can round everyone up to go on a parasailing adventure together or hit the water with a speedboat for a day of water skiing and wakeboarding.

On the water. There’s no shortage of relaxation options on the water. Through Lake Tahoe Cruises, 300 of your favorite folks can hop on board the MS Dixie II paddle wheeler for a fun (and informative) ride. Or up to 60 can take a leisurely cruise on the Tahoe Paradise yacht.

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Take a leisurely paddle boat cruise with the family. (Photo courtesy Zephyr Cove Resort)

On the beach. Everyone from Aunt Irma down to little cousin Johnny will love Zephyr Cove Resort’s mile-long private sandy beach. There’s ample sand for castle building and plenty of crystal clear Lake Tahoe water for floating around—not to mention all the nearby hiking trails to explore.

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There’s lots of family fun to be had on the private beach. (Photo courtesy of Zephyr Cove Resort)

At the restaurant. The on-site Zephyr Cove Restaurant has been voted “South Shore’s Best” more times than anyone can count. And that’s not just because of its amazing seasonal cuisine created with sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. The modern-rustic ambience is also pure magic, with long rows of windows framing a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. It makes a great place to catch up and share favorite family stories.

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No one’s going to go hungry with on-site dining like this. (Photo courtesy of Zephyr Cove Resort)

At night. Zephyr Cove has got grown-up time handled, too. The resort is ideally located—just far enough from downtown for privacy and just close enough for nightlife fun and casino action.

The Big Day on the Beach

As far as shoreline beach weddings go, it doesn’t get more breathtakingly beautiful than Zephyr Cove—which is one of the main reasons the venue made the Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority list of 4 Best Beach Weddings in Tahoe South.

For example, the resort reserves its entire private beach for the event, so you and up to 200 family and friends can enjoy an intimate, relaxed gathering. Couples can schedule a shoreline beach wedding for any time in spring, summer, or early fall, with the whole event—ceremony and reception—right in one place.

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Your magical ceremony and reception all in one place. (Photo courtesy of Zephyr Cove Resort)

A magical event. Imagine all your favorite people gathered inside a wispy tent draped with twinkle lights. As you and yours say “I do,” rustically romantic chandeliers hung overhead sway and jingle just a bit from the breeze outside. Later, everyone gets together for an unexpectedly spectacular reception party, complete with Zephyr Cove’s world-class catering. Depending on your taste, you might have chosen a themed Taste of Italy buffet or something more fun, like a taco bar or action station featuring sizzling fajitas or Indian curry sauté. Either way, it’s guaranteed the guests are happy.

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Zephyr Cove Resort also offers up a complimentary bridal changing room where the real magic happens. (Photo courtesy Fifth & Chestnut Photo Co.)

Speaking of the Real Magic…

When it comes to weddings, the vendors can make or break the magic. Zephyr Cove is well aware of this truth. That’s why they maintain a vetted list of only the highest-caliber, most experienced professionals.

The resort’s list includes event coordinators, hair stylists, makeup artists, photographers, DJs, confectioners, florists, ministers, and providers of every other need you can imagine. Most of the professionals on the list have had relationships with Zephyr Cove for many years. And if a vendor messes up, they’re promptly removed.

A sweet deal. Right now, Zephyr Cove Resort will give you a 10% discount off the wedding site fee if you schedule your wedding by March 31, 2018. To get rolling, all you do is submit an online RFP. You’re guaranteed to turn the biggest day of your life into the best few days your family has ever spent together. And you’re sure to walk away with the most gorgeous wedding photos of anyone you know.

lake tahoe wedding on the beach at zephyr cove resort
Now, that’s a picture-perfect backdrop… (Photo courtesy of Zephyr Cove Resort)

For more information about planning your South Tahoe dream wedding, check out Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) website.